Category Archives: Food & Drink

Enjoy a little extra at Ragdale Hall

Spa breaks at Ragdale Hall are the last word in luxury – but did you know we offer some delightful embellishments designed to make your spa experience extra special? Whether you’re gearing up for a girly weekend or a romantic escape with the other half, our online shop stocks a variety of welcome gifts and […]

Top chefs flip-out at their pancake challenge!

Challenge:  To create a pancake topping that is not only extremely tasty but also healthy Entrants: Louie (senior sous chef), Dave (executive head chef) and Anthony (head chef)  Lucky me got to be the taste tester – such hard a hard job! And the winner is (drum roll please) Louie with his……. Ragdale style quick and easy gluten […]

New Executive Head Chef and Head Chef

We are thrilled to announce that David Ross is our new Executive Head Chef and Anthony Doyle has been promoted to Head Chef.  Both have been at Ragdale for around eight years, having previously worked together at the Vermont Hotel in Newcastle Upon Tyne.  They relish the chance to take the reins of the food operation […]

Gluten and Dairy Free Bread Recipe

Food intolerances are very common, in fact Allergy UK estimates that 45% of people in the UK suffer from food intolerance symptoms. Typical symptoms include stomach cramps and bloating but can also include migraines and skin rashes. Symptoms come on fairly slowly and are long lasting, sensitivity varies from person to person, some people may […]


A new addition to the Verandah Bar at Ragdale Hall is a set afternoon tea, available each day from 2.30 to 5.30pm. Relax and enjoy a selection of home made miniature savoury and sweet delicacies. Coronation chicken on pumpkin seed and rye bread Smoked salmon and celeriac remoulade pinwheel Free range egg with sweet and sour cucumber […]

Dine with Dave

Cooking tips, recipes and restaurant recommendations from our Head Chef, David Ross I’ve found a great new Italian restaurant in Gunthorpe called Pontefino’s. The food is great and the service is excellent. There’s a fabulous outdoor seating area and the views are lovely. If you over-do it on the food you can always go for […]

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